List books in category Health, Mind & Body / Exercise

  • Solitary Fitness - You Don t Need a Fancy Gym or Expensive Gear to be as Fit as Me

    Solitary Fitness – You Don’t Need a Fancy Gym or Expensive Gear to be as Fit as Me
    Charles Bronson

    Charlie Bronson has spent three decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. Now, in this no-nonsense guide to getting fit and staying fit, he reveals just how he's done it. Forget fancy gyms, expensive running shoes and designer outfits, what you need are the facts on what really works and the motivation to get on with the job. From his cell at Wakefield Prison, Charlie has complied this perfect guide to show you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs and build your stamina giving you the know-how you need to be at the peak of mental and physical form.

  • Forza The Samurai Sword Workout: Kick Butt and Get Buff with High-Intensity Sword Fighting Moves

    Forza The Samurai Sword Workout: Kick Butt and Get Buff with High-Intensity Sword Fighting Moves
    Ilaria Montagnani

    Readers tired of the same old workout moves can grab a sword (a broomstick and some imagination will do!) and slice, chop, and thrust their way into great shape. In Forza The Samurai Sword Workout, top New York trainer Ilaria Montagnani transforms ancient Japanese sword fighting techniques from kendo and aikijujitsu into a supercharged fitness program. Specially designed to work the whole body, Montagnani's program teaches precise striking movements that shape the upper and lower body while building strength. Forza The Samurai Sword Workout is also a fantastic cardiovascular workout as various.

  • The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.

    The Spartan Way: Eat Better. Train Better. Think Better. Be Better.
    Joe De Sena

    New York Times bestselling author Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan, the global health and wellness platform, leader in obstacle racing, and executive producer of NBC’s television show Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, challenges you to live The Spartan Way.Determined to yank 100 million people off their couch cushions to start living instead of being passive observers of life, Joe De Sena has one ultimate goal: to help improve everyone’s physical and emotional health by teaching them the tenets of Spartan living from ancient Greece: simple eating, smart training, mastering resilience, and an all-out commitment to achieving a goal. Like Spartan training, living The Spartan Way requires endurance to reach your finish line, the goal that inspires and drives you to succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in your path. De Sena believes you can gain that endurance in just thirty-six days by following the ten Spartan Core Virtues, timeless principles to help you embrace adversity and overcome any challenge, and making them a permanent part of your own personal core. The Spartan Core Values include:Self-Awareness—Know yourselfCommitment—Be dedicatedPassion—Discover your purposeDiscipline—Practice diligencePrioritization—Put your house in orderGrit—Push your limitsCourage—Face your fears and your failuresOptimism—Look for the positives Integrity—Act honestly Wholeness—Live as a SpartanDe Sena turned this philosophy into a lifestyle—and so can you. With The Spartan Way, you’ll discover your true north, unleash the warrior within, and transform your life to 10X your maximum potential.

  • 7 Minutes to Fit: 50 Anytime, Anywhere Interval Workouts

    7 Minutes to Fit: 50 Anytime, Anywhere Interval Workouts
    Brett Klika

    Whether you have just a few minutes to dedicate to exercising or are looking for a daily routine, 7 Minutes to Fit has a plan that will work for you!Rooted in scientific research about the benefits of high intensity interval training, this book features 50 illustrated interval circuits that only require a chair and your body weight to complete. Award-winning personal trainer Brett Klika provides step-by-step explanations of basic exercise movements paired with helpful illustrations so you can get started moving your way to a healthier, more energized body. With circuits devoted to full body, arms, legs, and core, 7 Minutes to Fit is all you need for a quick and effective workout.

  • Train Your Head & Your Body Will Follow: Reach Any Goal in 3 Minutes a Day

    Train Your Head & Your Body Will Follow: Reach Any Goal in 3 Minutes a Day
    Sandy Joy Weston

    Sandy’s goal was to create a book and guide that allows you to redirect your thoughts in a positive, focused manner. This book is the culmination—lighthearted and fun, it presents easy ways to learn a few simple changes you can make in your life, and why these will help you enjoy life more. After many years of hands-on research and collaboration with top professors, Sandy has put together a 90-day guide book and journal, written for the everyday person to help get their head in the game and see results instantly. Train your head, and your body will follow. This is a combination of a love and passion for fitness, food, science, spirituality, positive psychology, and people, all rolled into one. All our habits, everything we want, is because we believe we’ll feel better once we have it. Sandy will teach you to feel better first, which will better allow you to reach your goals.

  • Yoga Anatomy: Edition 2

    Yoga Anatomy: Edition 2
    Leslie Kaminoff

    The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light. With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

  • Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

    Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life
    Joe De Sena

    "A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life."—Dean Karnazes, author of Ultra Marathon Man “If there’s anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena—in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure! Spartan Up! is must-read.”—Robyn Benincasa, world champion adventure racer and New York Times best-selling author of How Winning Works What do marathoners do when .2 miles just isn’t enough anymore? They try obstacle racing, combining the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind- and body-bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way. At the heart of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the Spartan Race. De Sena overcame his own obstacles—working his way from Queens to Wall Street to legendary extreme athlete—by adhering to a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, the Spartan Race was born. Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help you reach your full potential in whatever you set out to do. “Have you ever wanted to be more, been stuck in a funk, or simply wanted make life poignant? Look no further because Spartan Up! is your catalyst. Loaded with real life inspiration and lessons, Joe De Sena uses his supercharged success in life, business, and sports to deliver the nuggets. This is an easy and juicy read; succinct, powerful, and relevant.” —Ian Adamson, world champion adventure racer and author of Runner’s World Guide to Adventure Racing

  • Pilates Anatomy

    Pilates Anatomy
    Rael Isacowitz

    This is Pilates as you’ve never seen it before. With detailed descriptions, step-by-step instruction, and stunning full-color anatomical illustrations, Pilates Anatomy takes you inside the exercises and programs that will tone the body, stabilize the core, improve balance, and increase flexibility. Using the original mat work of Joseph Pilates, you’ll see how key muscles are used, how variations and minor adjustments can influence effectiveness, and how breathing, alignment, posture, and movement are all fundamentally linked. Choosing from over 45 exercises, you can target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles. You’ll also find techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness for a unique exercise experience that enhances your mind and your body. Whether you are just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, PilatesAnatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again.

  • Stretching Anatomy: Edition 2

    Stretching Anatomy: Edition 2
    Arnold G. Nelson

    See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, the best-selling Stretching Anatomy returns to show you how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. You’ll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition, is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis and difficulty and how variations can improve safety and effectiveness. A new Stretch Focus section details the procedure and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations according to skill level. Each exercise describes how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. A new chapter on dynamic stretches covers the most effective exercises for athletic warm-ups, while another chapter shows you how to customize a program based on your individual needs, including a program of passive static stretches proven to help lower blood glucose. Whether you seek increased flexibility, better athletic performance, or reduced muscle soreness and tension, Stretching Anatomy is your visual guide to proper stretching technique.

  • Weighted Vest Workouts: Supercharge Your Workout for Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Cardio Endurance and Core Strength

    Weighted Vest Workouts: Supercharge Your Workout for Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Cardio Endurance and Core Strength
    Jonathan Thompson

    A REVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM FOR UTILIZING "WEARABLE" WEIGHTS TO TAKE YOUR GYM-FREE WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL Are you ready to take your body-weight workouts to the next level? This book shows how wearable weights can supercharge every exercise for the ultimate in fat burning and muscle building. The program in Weighted Vest Workouts offers a far more effective approach to total-body fitness, yet maintains the convenience of do-anywhere body-weight workouts, including: -Functional, gym-free exercises-Tips for weighted vests, ankle and wrist weights-Incremental routines from gentle to hardcore-Clear instructions with 100s of step-by-step photos Showing how to safely and effectively work out at home, Weighted Vest Workouts takes standard moves like push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and burpees to a whole new level, guaranteeing a more remarkable transformation in strength, stamina and cardio health.

  • Jump Attack: The Formula for Explosive Athletic Performance, Jumping Higher, and Training Like the Pros

    Jump Attack: The Formula for Explosive Athletic Performance, Jumping Higher, and Training Like the Pros
    Tim S. Grover

    Legendary trainer Tim Grover’s internationally acclaimed training program used by the pros, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant—now completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 100 new photos.Since 1989 when Tim Grover began training Michael Jordan, hundreds of elite competitors have turned to Grover to become stronger, faster, and more powerful, both physically and mentally. From Jordan to Kobe Bryant to Dwyane Wade and countless other superstars, Grover’s revolutionary methods have made the best even better, year after year. In Jump Attack, Grover shares the revolutionary program he uses to train the pros. A fitness bible for athletes around the world, this three-phase, twelve-week program has been completely updated with new exercises and workouts as well as cutting-edge information on training, nutrition, longevity, injury prevention, and more. Devised for explosive power, quickness, endurance, and agility, this intensely challenging workout pushes athletes out of their comfort zones, tests their capacity to go harder, and turns “I can’t” into “Just try and stop me.” You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from Grover’s program—but you can attain the mindset of a champion through the physical program outlined in this complete plan. Says Grover: “This is how my pros do it. If you want to become more explosive, stronger, and faster, if you want to jump higher and improve your overall athletic performance in any sport, this is exactly how we do it today: This program is the difference between jumping and taking flight.”

  • Maximus Body: The Physical and Mental Training Plan That Shreds Your Body, Builds Serious Strength, and Makes You Unstoppably Fit

    Maximus Body: The Physical and Mental Training Plan That Shreds Your Body, Builds Serious Strength, and Makes You Unstoppably Fit
    Bobby Maximus

    Men's Health magazine's #1 personal trainer delivers cutting-edge, high-intensity workouts to help you pack serious muscle and become unstoppably fit. From the man responsible for the gym that trained the actors in the movie 300 comes cutting-edge fitness strategies, 100 workouts, and a training plan that has successfully transformed A-list actors and actresses, elite special-forces soldiers, all-star athletes, and everyday men and women. With Bobby Maximus’s guidance you too can become one of the most insanely fit people the world has ever seen. The diets and workouts that promise easy results in minutes per day have tricked masses into wasting their money on false promises. Supplements, smoothies, and 4-minute workouts aren’t getting people any fitter. Getting that shredded body requires real commitment and real work—and Bobby can show you how. Maximus Body features circuit-style workouts that will push you to your limits and work your whole body. With a plethora of exercises like “Don’t Ask Me About Your Abs,” that work your core with a combination of sit ups, push ups, pull ups, and even leg raises, you can develop an exercise routine that fits your needs. Whether you are overweight and trying to get back into shape, or a high-level athlete trying to gain that extra edge, Maximus Body offers up thousands of once-secret ways to burn fat, add lean muscle, reveal a shredded 8-pack, and build mind-bending physical fitness.

  • Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

    Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses
    Jill Weisenberger

    Nearly 10 million people in the United States have been told by their doctor that they have prediabetes, with tens of millions more estimated to have prediabetes and not know it. In fact, the latest numbers from the CDC suggest that nearly 1 in 3 adults currently have either prediabetes or diabetes. These are alarming numbers, and finding out that you are that one out of three can be even more alarming. Shock, denial, and confusion are not uncommon reactions. But there is a flipside to learning you have prediabetes. It's scary, but it also means you've caught the condition just in time, before it's too late. Prediabetes does not mean you will develop diabetes. There are actions you can take to improve your health. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide, will reveal to you in detail what these actions are are and empower you to find the healthy eating and lifestyle changes that work best for you to help you achieve your health goals.Written by Jill Weisenberger, a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, certified health and wellness coach, and author of the American Diabetes Association bestselling book, Diabetes Weight Loss—Week by Week, this comprehensive guide will lead you through dozens of concrete steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Taking an individualized approach to your lifestyle "reset," this book will allow you to choose your own path to wellness, help you gain a greater sense of wellbeing, boost your confidence in your abilities to maintain a healthful lifestyle, and potentially even help you reverse prediabetes and avoid type 2 diabetes and other chronic illnesses. You’ll be feeling better than you have in years!Inside, you will learn to:Identify your risks for developing type 2 diabetesSet personalized and meaningful behavioral goalsIdentify and build on your motivation for a lifestyle resetCreate positive new habitsChange eating habits for weight loss and greater insulin sensitivityChoose wholesome foods in the supermarket and when away from homeTweak your favorite recipesReduce sedentary timeStart or improve upon an exercise planReduce emotional eatingOrganize and track your progress with tools included in the bookMuch morePrediabetes can be scary, but it's also a huge opportunity—an opportunity to "reset," to improve your health, and to get yourself in better shape than ever. Let Prediabetes: A Complete Guide show you how.

  • The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power

    The Core 4: Embrace Your Body, Own Your Power
    Stephanie Gaudreau

    At Last, a No-Bullsh*t, Shame-Free Strength Transformation ProgramSince 2011, nutrition and fitness expert Steph Gaudreau has impacted the lives of thousands of women through her fierce-love approach to strength and badassery, what she calls The Core 4. The success of her program can be found in the astounding health results from those women who have tried it—including muscle definition, body confidence, restful sleep, and a strong powerful outlook that permeates every facet of life. In THE CORE 4 Steph finally offers women a strong body and mind achieved through minimal time on the treadmill, simple workouts, targeted nutrition (that is also delicious!), and mindset practices with clear results. When you focus on The Core 4–Eat Nourishing Foods, Move with Intention, Recharge Your Energy, and Empower Your Mind–you give yourself the gifts of care, strength, and resiliency, and take a powerful step toward the life you want.“By refusing to let your weight measure your worth. By nourishing your body. By listening to your intuition as a guide. By taking your power back. I guarantee you’ll start feeling energetic, active, confident, strong, resilient, and ready to change the world.”—Steph Gaudreau

  • Living Large: The Skinny Guy s Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building

    Living Large: The Skinny Guy’s Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building
    Vince Del Monte

    SKINNY GUYS! If you’ve ever wanted to quickly build 30 pounds of rock-solid, shredded muscle without dangerous bodybuilding drugs, expensive supplements, and long hours in the gym—if you’ve ever wanted to Live Large—start reading immediately.Let’s face it: You’re tired. Tired of filling your body with bogus supplements that only give you the most expensive pee in town. Tired of busting your ass in the gym six days a week, only to find you’re the same size you were last month and the other guys are twice as big. Tired of all the conflicting and mind-numbingly complex advice floating around in cyberspace.Before professional fitness model Vince Del Monte became The Skinny Guy Savior, he was known as Skinny Vinny—scrawny and weak. As a “hardgainer,” he experienced firsthand the challenges of bulking up and had a difficult time putting on muscle. But with his success in developing an enviably ripped physique—and helping many others do the same with his No-Nonsense Muscle Building and Maximize Your Muscle programs—Del Monte has proved even “hardgainers” can build an awe-inspiring body. You too can have the body of your dreams when you stop listening to false advice and learn the truth about gaining weight and building lean muscle mass—the smarter way!In Living Large, Del Monte shares his foolproof, no-nonsense plan for insane muscle gain. His revolutionary program primes your body and mind to pack on your first 30 pounds of muscle in only 30 weeks, with minimal gym time. He even includes customized, easy-to-follow meal plans to optimally fuel your specific body type, whether you’re ultra-skinny or starting off a little chubby.In Living Large, you’ll find:- 5 essential training principles to gain your first 30 pounds of pure muscle- 5 muscle-building enemies you must avoid- Mass and shred meal plans at every calorie level- 14 simple, no-nonsense nutrition principles- The ultimate exercise execution demonstration guide- 4 supplements that actually workDon’t waste hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with no results. Stop limiting yourself and start Living Large.

  • Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

    Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
    Tim S. Grover

    For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.

  • Muscle Medicine: The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints

    Muscle Medicine: The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints
    Rob DeStefano

    A leading orthopedic surgeon and a top sports chiropractor team up to offer a groundbreaking new approach to remaining injury-free and recovering from injury faster.Muscle injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems bedevil more and more people than ever before. Muscle Medicine provides a way to prevent such injuries from happening and to treat them when they do without drugs or surgery. The product of a collaborative effort between two widely recognized authorities on sports injuries, Muscle Medicine relies on cutting-edge medical and therapeutic expertise to deliver what many doctors cannot: explanations of how to maintain good muscle health, how to treat common muscle injuries, such as “Tennis Elbow” and “Cell Phone Neck,” and how to determine when joint surgery is and is not necessary for some common orthopedic problems. By focusing on the health of our muscles, we can prevent many sports injuries from occurring and recover faster from the ones that do, say the coauthors, whose A-list clients have included John McEnroe and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Featuring more than 100 illustrations that show the basics of muscle mechanics, along with various stretching, strengthening, and self-treatment exercises, Muscle Medicine will help readers enjoy pain-free, active lives no matter what their age or activity level.

  • Thinner in 30: Small Changes That Add Up to Big Weight Loss in Just 30 Days

    Thinner in 30: Small Changes That Add Up to Big Weight Loss in Just 30 Days
    Jenna Wolfe

    A month from now, you'll wish you had started today.Yes, a month is all it takes to see long-term results.And seriously-even YOU can lose that weight!Food and exercise fads come and go, mainly because they just aren't sustainable. After a few days, you're hungry, bored, or hungry AND bored. That's why the Today show's very first lifestyle and fitness correspondent, Jenna Wolfe, created her famous 30-Day Fitness Challenge for her viewers. The challenge was wildly successful because of its unprecedented and simple approach to everyday health and fitness-one small tip a day for 30 days. Now, in THINNER IN 30, Jenna takes her foolproof program to the next level, giving you the tools and motivation you'll need to achieve your wellness goals with thirty small changes that add up to big results-in as few as 30 days. It's all possible without joining a gym, counting calories, or signing up for a trendy class you can't even pronounce. The perfect plan for busy men and women of all ages and fitness levels, THINNER IN 30 puts the focus on small, bite-size tips which lead to long-term weight loss.Jenna blends athletic wisdom, laugh-out-loud humor, and easy-to-follow advice, like how many times to chew your food per bite, what the heck carbs are all about, and how to sneak in workouts without any time, money, equipment, or energy (pretty much covering any excuse you may have). THINNER IN 30 will help you discover just how easy it is to get healthy without having to deprive yourself or work out 12 hours a day.

  • Strength Training: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Stronger, Sculpted Body

    Strength Training: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Stronger, Sculpted Body
    DK

    Strength training has been proven to have a beneficial effect on our body image and health, so it's not surprising that the number of people participating in this activity has been rising steadily over the last 20 years (in the US, for example, 21% of all adults now train with weights at least twice a week, with women making up one in five of those training). Strength Training is the ultimate personal trainer for every reader. It provides exercises for all parts of the body, taking you step-by-step through each movement and highlighting exactly which muscle should be working when. You are shown the perfect stance to adopt, and how to perform the movement with optimum technique. Exercises are also accompanied by helpful features such as common pitfalls to watch out for; variations to do at home or in the gym, and on fixed machines or using free weights; and adaptations you can try to tailor an exercise more closely to your particular needs. Specially commissioned programs provide easy-to-follow instruction for a variety of objectives, and each program has three different levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – to help you maximize its usefulness. Tailor-made programs for men and women, younger and older, ensure that the book works on many levels. One key sector to embrace strength training in recent years has been the 50+ age group, for whom the risk of injury is also relatively high. This book, with it's emphasis on clear demonstration of optimum technique, detailed outlines of the muscles used, and advice on avoiding common pitfalls, provides the maximum safeguard against the danger of injury, and helps you stay at peak fitness.

  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World
    Tom Venuto

    A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way. Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time? Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes? Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now? For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science. Inside, you’ll discover:- The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success. – The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners – A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before. – The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come.

  • ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life

    ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life
    Stacy Sims

    Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance.Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women’s physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is—running, cycling, field sports, triathlons—this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.

  • Your Best Body at 40+: The 4-Week Plan to Get Back in Shape--and Stay Fit Forever!

    Your Best Body at 40+: The 4-Week Plan to Get Back in Shape–and Stay Fit Forever!
    Jeff Csatari

    Discover the secrets to the fittest, healthiest, wealthiest years of your life!The decade of your 40s is "the crucial decade"–the greatest opportunity you'll ever have to shed pounds, build new muscle, and discover a leaner, fitter, happier you. Revolutionary new science shows that you can build and maintain your best body ever–and outlive, outwit, and outlast men half your age–if you tap into the special powers of you in your prime.That's why we've created Your Best Body at 40+, your step-by-step guide to meaningful and lasting changes that will sculpt your body and prepare you for the prime of your life.Looking and feeling 10 years younger is within your grasp!Here's what you can expect to gain in as little as 4 weeks: • You will build muscle and lose up to 15 pounds of flab. • We'll tell you why it's easier now than ever! • You will strip away stress and reduce your risk for age-related health problems. • High cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure–they're preventable, even reversible, say our experts! • You will look trimmer in your face and waist within 12 days! • Just get to know the 10 foods you should eat every day. • You will feel energetic and athletic, and you'll look better than you did in your 30s. • All it will cost you is 20 to 30 minutes a day! • You will have the best sex of your life, and more of it! • Discover the secret sexual powers of the 40+ male body and how to unleash yours! • You will be happier, achieve greater success, and sleep more restfully than you ever imagined! • Employ the mind-centering breathing trick before every important moment.Packed with tons of useful advice; no-gym, no-crunches workouts; tasty recipes with fat-fighting superfoods; plus a troubleshooter's reference guide to body maintenance and repair, Your Best Body at 40+ is the ultimate handbook for reinventing your life.

  • Yoga Fitness for Men: Build Strength, Improve Performance, and Increase Flexibility

    Yoga Fitness for Men: Build Strength, Improve Performance, and Increase Flexibility
    Dean Pohlman

    A no-nonsense introduction to yoga for men who want to build strength, improve performance, and increase flexibility.Maximize your athletic performance, reduce your post-workout aches, and help prevent injuries with yoga. With more than 25 yoga routines and over 50 key postures, you'll discover how yoga can make you stronger, fitter, and more flexible. Professional athletes are making yoga a regular part of their fitness routines, and GQ, HuffPost, and Men's Health have all advocated yoga for men. Flexibility is one of the most important yet overlooked elements of fitness, and stretching has been proven to help you improve your gains in the gym, prevent and relieve injuries, and help you beat your competition on the field. If your muscles are tight, they won't let your body move as it should. Yoga increases flexibility, building a bigger range of motion and allowing you to work more muscle fibers with every movement.With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the key yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength–no chanting required. It also includes yoga routines and programs tailored to help you meet specific performance and health goals, such as increased core strength and back pain relief. You'll find that incorporating yoga into your training will help you get stronger, play harder, and feel better.

  • ACSM s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health: Edition 2

    ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health: Edition 2
    American College of Sports Medicine

    Here is the ultimate resource for maximizing your exercise and nutrition efforts. In this new edition of ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, you have an authoritative reference that allows you to apply research-based guidance to your unique health and fitness needs. With a focus across the life span, this resource shows you how to pursue optimal health and fitness now and throughout the years to come. The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most respected sport science and medicine organization in the world, has created this book to bridge the gap between science and the practice of making personal lifestyle choices that promote health. This new edition contains age-specific advice within the framework of the latest research, thus helping you to avoid the lure of fads, unfounded myths, and misinformation. You will learn these strategies: • Incorporate the latest guidelines for physical activity and nutrition into your daily routine to improve your fitness and overall health. • Optimize your weight and increase strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness, and functional fitness. • Improve health and manage conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, pregnancy, and Alzheimer’s disease through exercise and nutrition. • Monitor, evaluate, and tailor your exercise program for optimal results. Featuring step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for the most effective exercises, sample workouts, practical advice, age-specific physical activity and dietary guidelines, and strategies for incorporating exercise and healthy nutrition choices into even the busiest of lifestyles, ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health is a resource that belongs in every fitness enthusiast’s library.

  • 80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

    80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
    Matt Fitzgerald

    TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTERThis revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners—with extraordinary results—and now you can do it, too.Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program—in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity—is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances.In 80/20 Running, you’ll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout.• Runs will become more pleasant and less draining• You’ll carry less fatigue from one run to the next• Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs• Your fitness levels will reach new heights80/20 Running promotes a message that all runners—as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers—can embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.

  • Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

    Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
    Alex Hutchinson

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Malcolm GladwellLimits are an illusion: discover the revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all. "A voyage to the outer reaches of human capacity.” —David Epstein, author of Range"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for Outside and Runner’s World, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.

  • Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have

    Big Fit Girl: Embrace the Body You Have
    Louise Green

    In Big Fit Girl, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health and fitness. By telling her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and unleashed her inner athlete—as well as showcasing similar stories from other women—Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same.Green also provides concrete advice, based on the latest research, about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, how to set goals, and how to improve one’s relationship with food. And she stresses the importance of paying it forward—for it is only by seeing plus-size women in leadership roles that other plus-size women will be motivated to stop trying to lose weight and get fit instead.

  • Lifted: 28 Days to Focus Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Elevate Your Spirit

    Lifted: 28 Days to Focus Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Elevate Your Spirit
    Holly Rilinger

    The first fitness program to combine the benefits of mindfulness with the amazingly fast, effective results of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) Transform your life with fitness and meditation and get LIFTED in mind, body, and spirit!There's a secret to a successful fitness program: you won't feel truly satisfied with your results until your mind and spirit are as strong as your body. That's why Holly Rilinger created LIFTED, the first program to combine the mental and emotional benefits of meditation with the amazingly fast results of HIIT. This four-week program trains you to LIFT yourself higher than ever before, with: Equipment-free cardio and strength workouts to melt fat and sculpt muscleGoal-setting and positive thinking exercises to overcome physical and mental challengesGuided meditation sessions to enhance mental clarityEasy, delicious recipes to nourish your body and support your workoutsThis powerful 28-day program will show you how to define your passions, focus on your goals, and commit to daily movement and meditation.

  • 101 Fat-Burning Workouts and Diet Strategies for Men: Everything You Need to Get a Lean, Strong and Fit Physique

    101 Fat-Burning Workouts and Diet Strategies for Men: Everything You Need to Get a Lean, Strong and Fit Physique
    Michael Berg

    The perfect resource for anyone looking to lose weight and look great, this health guide includes easy-to-follow cardio and weight training routines, recipes, and meal plans. Following on the heels of the ultra-successful Triumph titles, "101 Workouts" and "101 Workouts for Women," is a new book in the "101" series that delivers even more breakthrough fitness advice for people of all ages. In "101 Fat-Burning Workouts & Diet Strategies for Men," the editors of "Muscle & Fitness" magazine provide expert workouts, high-energy cardio routines, body-sculpting meal plans, and tasty low-fat recipes.

  • The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too!

    The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too!
    Bryant Johnson

    A fun, fully illustrated exercise book that details Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout, written by her trainer.Have you ever wondered what keeps Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court’s favorite octogenarians, so sprightly? She owes it in part to the twice-weekly workouts she does with her personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, a man she's called “the most important person” in her life. Now you too can work out with Justice Ginsburg’s trainer in the comfort of your home with The RBG Workout. From planks to squats to (full) push-ups, this simple but challenging workout—illustrated with four-color illustrations of the justice in workout gear—will have you getting fit in no time. With tips from the bench, and sidebars with Bryant’s folksy wisdom on getting fit and staying healthy, this delightful book is a perfect gift for anyone looking to emulate one of America’s most admired women.

  • Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength and Power: 100 Best Workouts for Building Muscle and Maximizing Gains

    Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength and Power: 100 Best Workouts for Building Muscle and Maximizing Gains
    Michael Volkmar

    THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK FOR BUILDING MUSCLE WITH DUMBBELLS Perfect anyone looking to develop explosive power and build strength, dumbbells remain the most common—and most effective—tool to reach your fitness goals. The Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength & Power combines an all-new collection of dumbbell workouts to create a complete fitness program focused on using dumbbells to pack on muscle, build power and burn fat while improving total body conditioning. With workout circuits perfect for every fitness level, from beginner to advanced, The Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength & Power is the final word on building muscle with dumbbells. The Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength & Power features: • Over 100 dumbbell workouts designed to fit any program • Progression-focused programming for guaranteed results • Workouts to increase size and maximize power • Nutritional and recovery tips • Intense power super sets for extra challenge • Programs for endurance athletes utilizing dumbbells Whether you’re looking to supercharge your workouts, improve on your personal bests, or overcome your personal fitness plateau and achieve never before seen results, The Dumbbell Workout Handbook: Strength & Power shows you how!

  • Body By Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan

    Body By Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan
    Simone De La Rue

    In Body By Simone, Simone De La Rue, featured trainer on "Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian", shares her fitness secrets and teaches women how to achieve an A-list body using her fun and unique strength training and cardio workouts.Considered the "next Tracy Anderson," Simone De La Rue has created a total body workout—a unique fusion of Pilates, bar method, strength training, and cardio dance moves—for women looking to lose weight, tone up, change up their routine, lose baby weight, or exercise while recovering from an injury. Her workouts are fast-paced, fun, and targeted for the muscle groups women most want to tone: arms, abs, glutes, and thighs.Filled with nearly 200 gorgeous color photos, Body By Simone features Simone’s eight-week plan that incorporates her dance-based cardio workouts and signature strength training moves. Here are workouts for all levels—beginning, intermediate, and advanced—and a self-assessment test to choose the right plan for you.Simone offers a breakdown for each week and a schedule for each day, including an overview of the week’s goals and challenges. Each week builds on the next to keep you challenged and engaged, and see the results you want. To boost weight loss and metabolism as well as naturally detox the body, Simone also provides a 7-day kick-start cleanse complete with recipes for simple meals, juices, and smoothies.

  • 8 Weeks to SEALFIT: A Navy SEAL s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness

    8 Weeks to SEALFIT: A Navy SEAL’s Guide to Unconventional Training for Physical and Mental Toughness
    Mark Divine

    8 Weeks to SEALFIT plunges you into more than a workout program. Mark Divine’s stories and assignments will develop your mental, emotional, intuitive and spiritual warrior as well as your physical warrior.What You Will Learn• Develop the character traits of a Navy SEAL• Forge an unbeatable mind• Adopt a level-headed approach to nutrition• Gain exceptional overall strength and stamina• Improve work capacity and durability• Get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipmentA Sneak Peek into 8 Weeks to SEALFITIt begins with your arrival as a Navy SEAL BUD/S cadet. There’s no time to dilly dally. You either do the first workout and commit to this training, or don’t bother. Next day, you move on to another challenge completely different than what you’d expect. It’s not the stuff for doubters, quitters, or complainers.These 8 weeks will be hard. Mark will push your physical body to its limits and test your inner resolve. You’ll be tempted to give up. But if you embrace the suck of the challenge, you’ll begin to win. The stories and adventures Mark takes you on — escaping battlefield danger, calming yourself when there’s no way out, learning to trust your gut — will tap into more power than you knew you had. You’ll begin to glimpse, and reach, your full potential. You’ll develop the character that makes a Navy SEAL: discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and leadership. You’ll thrive in a teamwork setting. You’ll learn to laugh and not take your circumstances so seriously. You’ll even know how to functionally train without equipment. This is the ground-breaking training that increases SEALFIT athletes’ overall endurance, work capacity, and toughness. Be someone special. Let’s get started…

  • Insane Training: Garage Training, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, and All-Out Bad-Ass Workouts

    Insane Training: Garage Training, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, and All-Out Bad-Ass Workouts
    Matt Kroczaleski

    Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski is a world champion, record holding powerlifter and an NPC bodybuilder known for his grueling, high intensity workouts. Insane Training is what Kroc is famous for. His new book of the same name is full of programs that will help every gym rat take it to the next level, whether that's flipping a tractor tire 100 yards, deadlifting three times their body weight, improving athletic performance or puking in a bucket — this book has it all! Not for the faint of heart or average gym-goer, this is for athletes who want to take their training to the max. Are you INSANE enough to try?· Learn how to squat for maximum poundage;· Lift weights anywhere with a little creativity;· Push yourself to the limit with the 1000 rep arm training session;· Smash through your workout plateaus;· Become the ultimate INSANE TRAINING beast!

  • You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises

    You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
    Mark Lauren

    From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape For men and women of all athletic abilities! As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before.Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body.

  • Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

    Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance
    Kelly Starrett

    Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content!Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul.Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body.Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard.This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:- Move safely and efficiently in all situations- Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions- Restore normal function to your joints and tissues- Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition- Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch- Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises- Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns- Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow- Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries- Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations- Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

  • Be IronFit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness, Edition 3

    Be IronFit: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness, Edition 3
    Don Fink

    The third edition of the best Ironman triathlon training book in the market, this updated volume contains time-efficient training methods that have been honed over the years and have been proved to aid anyone in achieving their athletic dreams—from beginners to experienced competitors. This edition contains all new training plans, new swim sessions, new athlete profiles, and state-of-the-art flexibility and core strength regimens. Be Iron Fit contains:* The essential workouts with exercise photography * The training cycle * Core training * 30-week training programs * Effective time management * The principle of gradual adaptation * Effective heart-rate training * Proper technique * Equipment tips * Race and pre-race strategies * Mental training * Effective goal setting and race selection * Nutrition * And much more.

  • The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever

    The Younger Next Year Back Book: The Whole-Body Plan to Conquer Back Pain Forever
    Chris Crowley

    At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will seek expert help for back pain. It’s an epidemic, with a cost to society in medical expenses and lost productivity that is steeper than heart disease. But remember the 80% figure—that’s the astonishing cure rate at Dr. Jeremy James’s Aspen Club Back Institute. A Doctor of Chiropractic who took that path because of his own severe injury-induced back pain, he has developed a revolutionary behavioral/whole-body approach to help sufferers heal—and often eliminate—back pain forever. Co-written with Chris Crowley, The Younger Next Year Back Book follows the alternating chapter format of the #1 New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and other books in the series. And just as millions of readers positively changed their lives following Harry’s Rules in Younger Next Year, the millions of back pain sufferers can find relief following Jeremy’s rules, including Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, Be Still So You Can Heal, and Stand Tall for the Long Haul. He explains the workings of the spine and muscles, and then why back pain is almost never a disease, per se, but the result of behavior. He then shows how to change our behavior, find a neutral spine, and begin a regimen of simple exercises—with step-by-step two-color illustrations—to realign our core to virtually eliminate back pain forever. Chris Crowley, in his been-there-done-that-and-you-can-too-damnit! voice, provides all the motivation and patient perspective we need.

  • Run Your Fat Off: Running Smarter for a Leaner and Fitter You

    Run Your Fat Off: Running Smarter for a Leaner and Fitter You
    Jason R. Karp, PhD

    Running burns more calories than any other physical activity, making it the most effective weight loss strategy. Running is accessible to everyone in the world, and is second only to walking as the most popular physical activity in America. As any overweight, out-of-shape person who’s tried running will tell you, running is also one of the best ways to get in shape. Despite its effectiveness, running has been largely ignored by the weight loss experts. Until now. Blending author Dr. Jason R. Karp's unique expertise as a researcher, running coach, and lifelong runner into a practical running program, Run Your Fat Off includes: *day-by-day running workouts for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners that detail the most effective mix of runs for weight loss (i.e., long runs, fast runs, hill runs, interval runs, etc.) *6 phases per level that allow runners to progress at their own pace, depending upon fitness level and weight loss goals *drills to perfect your running technique so that you can burn more calories *an eating plan that emphasizes the right mix of nutrients to fuel your runs without adding calories, complete with easy-to-prepare meals and recipes *a special section for beginners on how to start running and not be intimidated Unlike other running books, Run Your Fat Off focuses on the best ways to run to lose weight. And unlike other weight loss books, Run Your Fat Off focuses on the most effective weight loss activity, running. Featuring success stories from people who have lost weight and changed their lives through running, Run Your Fat Off combines two of America's leading obsessions into one effective plan.

  • Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense

    Krav Maga: An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method–for Fitness and Self-Defense
    David Kahn

    Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensationIncreasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker—and it is also an amazing workout.Regardless of size, strength, and fitness level, anyone can master the essentials of krav maga—and reap the rewards of increased safety, confidence, and conditioning. With moves you can learn in as little as five minutes, or train and practice for long-term success, Krav Maga covers all the below:*What is Krav Maga all about*Instruction on how to protect your body's vulnerable target and learn weapons defense combat*Use an opponent's momentum to fuel your counterattack*Escape all kinds of grips and holds*Combine training punches, kicks, and other moves into a powerful conditioning workout—to lose weight, increase core strength, and improve muscle tone *Use specially designed drills and a 12-week training program to become a kravist—a smart and prepared fighterWritten by one of America's foremost krav maga experts, this exciting new guide opens the door to an empowering and important set of techniques that you or anyone can master.

  • Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss

    Jumpstart to Skinny: The Simple 3-Week Plan for Supercharged Weight Loss
    Bob Harper

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LOSE UP TO 20 POUNDS IN 21 DAYS!In The Skinny Rules, celebrity trainer and coach of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Bob Harper delivers the ultimate strategy for healthy, long-term weight loss and “thin maintenance.” But what if you have a big event looming—a reunion, wedding, beach vacation, or other special occasion—and need a fast-acting plan to meet your short-term goals? Jumpstart to Skinny features thirteen short-term Rules (no one gets thin on mere suggestions) that will supercharge your weight loss. Taking any confusion or decision making out of the equation, Harper also provides a day-by-day plan for success, including his body-toning “Jumpstart Moves” and deliciously slimming recipes specially designed for your get-skinny needs. Jumpstart to Skinny lets you in on the secrets Bob shares with his red-carpet celebrity clients. This is not a marathon diet; it’s a quick sprint to the finish line. And the victory lap comes when you slip into that sexy dress or swimsuit and feel fantastic. Get started today! THE FOUR-PART JUMPSTART PLAN TO A SKINNIER YOU • Your Jumpstart Rules: Thirteen must-follow principles to get you ready for your own “big reveal,” including Rule #1, a precise breakdown of the proper protein/carbohydrate/fat proportions for every meal, and Rule #3, which explains why you need to just say no to complex carbs after breakfast during this three-week plan. These are the Rules that Bob Harper and his celebrity clients use to get ready for their big events—and now you’re in on the secrets, too. • Your Jumpstart Day-by-Day: No decisions, no confusion! Here is the simple, three-week game plan: the food to buy and prepare ahead each week, when and how much to eat each day, and the when and how of your exercise schedule. • Your Jumpstart Moves: Bob’s unique, twenty-minute, at-home exercise routines. From sit-ups, push-ups, and squats to jumping rope, lateral jumps, and simple chair dips, choose one of the seven “packages” of body-toning moves when your day calls for Bob’s “metabolic conditioning.” • Jumpstart Recipes: Cleansing or juice fasting? No way! You need to eat to lose weight, so here are twenty-one days of slimmingly delicious recipes—including “Peanut Butter and Jelly” Oatmeal, Sweet Potato Hash, Spaghetti Squash Bolognese, Buffalo Chicken Salad, and Bob’s signature Shrimp Skimpy—formulated with your Jumpstart protein/carb/fat proportions (see Rule #1!) and calorie maximums in mind.

  • The Swoly Bible: The Bro Science Way of Life

    The Swoly Bible: The Bro Science Way of Life
    Dom Mazzetti

    From the muscle god who launched the YouTube channel Bro Science Life comes the only book that will teach you everything you need to know about getting swole. For years, bros, meatheads, and gym rats around the world have posed pressing questions: What can you bench? Can I skip leg day? What goes in this protein shake? And importantly—do you even lift, bro? At long last, answers to these questions and more can be found in one handy volume—THE SWOLY BIBLE, written by the Internet’s favorite gym expert/literary genius, Dom Mazzetti.In it, Mazzetti lays out the truth about how to make gains in the gym and in your life, including:- How to Get Hyped for a Lift – The True Meaning of Meal Prep- How to Eat Chicken Without Wanting to Kill Yourself- The Best Tips for Taking a Post-Workout Selfie- How to Get Your Girlfriend to Start Lifting- Why Crossfitters Are the Worst – And much moreWritten in Dom’s signature comedic voice, with illustrations throughout, The Swoly Bible is the perfect gift for anyone in your #fitfam.

  • Look Better Naked: The 6-week plan to your leanest, hottest body--ever!

    Look Better Naked: The 6-week plan to your leanest, hottest body–ever!
    Michele Promaulayko

    Look Better Naked is a diet, exercise, beauty, and self-confidence plan from the editor-in chief of Women's Health, the magazine that knows how to speak to women in a smart, inspiring way. The book offers expert tips and simple plans for reshaping a woman's body quickly and easily. It reveals the powerfoods a woman should put on her plate every day and has a workout plan that delivers results in just 15 minutes a day. The plan also helps a woman:• flatten her belly• tone her legs• tighten her butt• improve her skin and hairA woman's posture, her pride, her personal power —they all go together. Look Better Naked shows a woman how to be the best possible version of herself that she can be.

  • Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong

    Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong
    Michael Matthews

    THE SEQUEL TO THE BESTSELLING BOOK BIGGER LEANER STRONGER!If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible…be able to bench press, squat, and deadlift gargantuan amounts of weight…and maintain a ripped, beach-ready physique year round…then you want to read this book. If you've been lifting weights for any period of time, you've probably wondered… What does it really take to make the jump from a "good" physique…from being "kinda strong"…from looking "athletic"…to having an outstanding looking, extraordinarily strong, ripped body that just makes people say "WOW"? You know…the type of body that makes people wonder if you're on steroids or just a genetic freak. The type of body that fills you with self-confidence and pride of achievement. The type of body that most of us guys dreamt of having before we ever touched a weight. Well, this book was written to show you exactly how to make it through the "intermediate lifter" phase smoothly, with an incredible physique to show for it, and then continue to make gains and enjoy your training as an advanced lifter. Furthermore, this is not an updated version or rehash of Bigger Leaner Stronger. It's a true sequel–it builds on the principles taught in Bigger Leaner Stronger and takes your knowledge to the next level.Here's a "sneak peek" of what you'll find inside Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger…How to accurately pinpoint the weak points in your physique that, when corrected, dramatically improve your proportions and overall aestheticsThe science of proper training periodization with a program specifically built for intermediate and advanced weightliftersWhole-body mobility routines that will not only help prevent injury, but improve performance as well8 scientifically proven ways to break through weightlifting plateau Exactly how to get shredded (6 to 7% body fat) without frying your muscles or sanityHow to maintain single-digit body fat percentages year-round with ease…and still make gains in the gymIn-depth guides to various popular dieting styles like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and PaleoAnd more…Simply put, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger is nearly 300 pages of neatly organized dietary and training lessons, insights, and principles…backed by decades of anecdotal evidence and over 250 scientific studies…and 100% geared toward helping you push your body to its genetic potential in size, performance, and aesthetics.SPECIAL BONUS REPORT FOR READERS!With this book you'll also get a free 175-page bonus report from the author called The Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger Challenge. In this bonus report, you'll find product recommendations, a full year's worth of workouts, recipes from the author's cookbooks, and more! Buy this book today and learn what most guys will never know about building extraordinary amounts of muscle and tremendous strength while staying lean…and all without superhuman genetics, living in the gym, or using steroids.

  • Lean in 15: 15-Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy

    Lean in 15: 15-Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy
    Joe Wicks

    Eat more, exercise less, and lose fatPersonal trainer and Instagram sensation Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach) has helped thousands around the world lose fat and transform their bodies with his nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals—ready in just fifteen minutes and made from easy to find ingredients. In this essential cookbook and exercise guide, he reveals how to SHIFT body fat and get the lean physique of your dreams by eating better and exercising less with his signature HIIT (high intensity interval training) home workouts and 100 delicious recipes like: Incredible Hulk Smoothie • Big Barbecue Chicken Wrap • Quick Tortilla Pizza • Gnocchi with Sausage Ragu • Thai Beef Stir-Fry • Beet Protein BrowniesFilled with gorgeous food shots, helpful how-to photos, and inspiring before-and-after shots of Joe’s clients and their amazing body transformations, Lean in 15 will help you discover how to keep your body healthy, strong, and lean—forever.

  • Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex

    Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex
    Aubrey Marcus

    The founder and CEO of Onnit, the mega lifestyle brand and one of the fastest growing companies in the country, teaches us how one single day of positive choices leads to a lifetime of concrete strategies for better living, optimal performance, and a stronger mind, body, and spirit.Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus’s personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis?Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life an empowering handbook that guides readers to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier. And these daily habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of lifelong healthy choices.From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature, and sex, this ground-breaking manual provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Drawing from the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, Own the Day, Own Your Life delivers an optimization philosophy, including cutting-edge life-hacking tips, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades, and fitness regiments.Own the Day, Own Your Life is a must-have "choose-your-own-adventure" guide for the everyman and everywoman—packed with pragmatic and effective strategies that empower you to enjoy your life, take charge of your health, and own the day.

  • The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That s Smarter, Faster, Shorter

    The One-Minute Workout: Science Shows a Way to Get Fit That’s Smarter, Faster, Shorter
    Martin Gibala

    Finally, the solution to the #1 reason we don’t exercise: time. Everyone has one minute. A decade ago, Martin Gibala was a young researcher in the field of exercise physiology—with little time to exercise. That critical point in his career launched a passion for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), allowing him to stay in shape with just a few minutes of hard effort. It also prompted Gibala to conduct experiments that helped launch the exploding science of ultralow-volume exercise. Now that he’s the worldwide guru of the science of time-efficient workouts, Gibala’s first book answers the ultimate question: How low can you go? Gibala’s fascinating quest for the answer makes exercise experts of us all. His work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. Gibala busts myths (“it’s only for really fit people”), explains astonishing science (“intensity trumps duration”), lays out time-saving life hacks (“exercise snacking”), and describes the fascinating health-promoting value of HIIT (for preventing and reversing disease). Gibala’s latest study found that sedentary people derived the fitness benefits of 150 minutes of traditional endurance training with an interval protocol that involved 80 percent less time and just three minutes of hard exercise per week. Including the eight best basic interval workouts as well as four microworkouts customized for individual needs and preferences (you may not quite want to go all out every time), The One-Minute Workout solves the number-one reason we don’t exercise: lack of time. Because everyone has one minute.

  • The Year One Challenge for Men: Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months

    The Year One Challenge for Men: Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger Than Ever in 12 Months
    Michael Matthews

    This program has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?What if you could build that hot “Hollywood body” without having your life revolve around it? What if you didn't have to starve yourself, put in long hours at the gym, or do grueling cardio sessions that turn your stomach? What if you could eat all of the foods you actually like and do muscle-building workouts that you actually enjoy?Imagine waking up every morning, looking in the mirror, and feeling downright excited by your reflection. Imagine being able to proudly wear the clothes you really want to wear and take them off with confidence.Well, you can have all of these things, and it’s not nearly as difficult or complicated as you probably think.The Year One Challenge for Men is a workout journal companion to the bestselling men’s fitness book Bigger Leaner Stronger, and it contains a full year's worth of workouts neatly organized so you can record, track, and review your progress toward the body you've always wanted. With this program, you can add 15 to 25 pounds of lean muscle to your frame while also shedding handfuls of unwanted body fat and doubling or even tripling your whole-body strength. And that's just year one!So, if you're ready to build lean muscle and lose stubborn fat faster than you ever thought possible, scroll up, buy this journal today and start your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

  • Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach

    Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach
    Brad Hudson

    Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance. First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance.With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!

  • Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story

    Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story
    Steve Kamb

    In 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef. To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life. If you have always dreamed of adventure and growth but can’t seem to leave your hobbit-hole, Level Up Your Life is for you. Kamb will teach you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life. Hundreds of thousands of everyday Joes and Jills have joined Steve’s Rebellion through his popular website, NerdFitness.com, and leveled up their lives—losing weight, getting stronger, and living better. In Level Up Your Life, you’ll meet more than a dozen of these members of The Rebellion: men and women, young and old, single and married, from all walks of life who have created superhero versions of themselves to live adventurously and happily. Within this guide, you’ll follow in their footsteps and learn exactly how to:• Create your own “Alter Ego” with real-life super powers• Build your own Epic Quest List, broken into categories and difficulty levels• Hack your productivity habits to start making progress • Train your body for any adventure• Build in rewards and accountability that will actually motivate you to succeed• Travel the world freely (and cheaply) • Recruit the right allies to your side and find powerful mentors for guidanceAdventure is out there, and the world needs more heroes. Will you heed the call?

  • The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior s Way

    The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior’s Way
    Shi Yan Ming

    In his loft in New york City's Greenwich Village, Sifu Shi Yan Ming trains men and women of all ages, body types and backgrounds in the fundamentals of kung fu. A 34th generation Shaolin Warrior monk from China's Shaolin Temple—the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the mecca of all martial arts—Yan Ming teaches the students at his USA Shaolin Temple that there is no better workout program than his brand of kung fu for getting the body and mind into warrior condition.Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of four-color photographs, the warrior workout, distills a lifetime of Shaolin training and wisdom into a 28-day workout. The Shaolin Workout is a complete-unto-itself program of both fitness and spiritual lessons can be applied to every aspect of one's life: work, relationships, family.Kung fu gives a superb aerobic workout at the same time that it dramatically increases flexibility, power, and speed. The ultimate promise of the book is this: stick to the plan for 28 days—for as little as 15 minutes a day—to be transformed inside and out. And the enormous sense of accomplishment that results will radiate through your life, allowing you to tackle the world with a warrior's confidence, calm, and poise.

  • The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle

    The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
    Lou Schuler

    Want to get more out of your workout and spend less time in the gym? Many guys devote so many hours to lifting weight yet end up with so little to show for it. In many cases the problem is simple: they aren't doing exercises based on the movements their bodies were designed to do. Six basic movements – the squat, deadlift, lunge, push, pull and twist – use all of the body's major muscles. And, more important, they use those muscles in co-ordinated action, the way they were designed to work. The New Rules of Lifting, now in paperback and with more than one hundred photographs, gives you more than a year's worth of workouts based on these six basic movements. Whether you're a beginner, an experienced lifter looking for new challenges, or anything in between, you can mix and match the workouts to help you get bigger, stronger and leaner. In addition, the comprehensive nutritional information provided makes The New Rules of Lifting a complete guide to reaching all your goals. If you aren't using The New Rules of Lifting, you aren't getting the best possible results.

  • Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance, Edition 2

    Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance, Edition 2
    Fitzgerald Matt

    Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes.Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach.The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes:Improve diet qualityManage appetiteBalance energy sourcesEasily monitor weight and performanceTime nutrition throughout the dayTrain to get—and stay—leanRacing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite.Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

  • Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance, Edition 2

    Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance, Edition 2
    Fitzgerald Matt

    Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes.Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach.The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes:Improve diet qualityManage appetiteBalance energy sourcesEasily monitor weight and performanceTime nutrition throughout the dayTrain to get—and stay—leanRacing Weight offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald’s no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite.Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

  • Positively Unstoppable: The Art of Owning It

    Positively Unstoppable: The Art of Owning It
    Diamond Dallas Page

    World-renowned WWE Hall of Famer turned fitness guru Diamond Dallas Page wants to transform your life.After decades of helping others make radical transformations in health and fitness, Diamond Dallas knows what is really holding you back from profound life change. He has watched countless people take ownership of their lives, physically, mentally, and emotionally—and he has witnessed, time and again, the precise instant when a real and massive shift occurs in a person’s attitude. In Positively Unstoppable, he brings his understanding of what really moves people to change and own their lives. It begins when we discover what we really want, and then commit to follow the steps that will turn that goal into a reality. Regardless of where we are at in our lives, it’s possible to have a breakthrough. Filled with lessons from Page’s life that share his own struggle to find his calling, overcoming one obstacle after another, Positively Unstoppable is a bible for anyone who needs to be re-inspired to follow their dreams and take real action towards the things that matter most to them. Page’s gift of authenticity has helped him motivate those who may have lost hope, because he truly understands the incredible power of self-belief. Page includes powerful transformation stories, goal-setting guides, as well as a sample workout, eating plans and delicious gluten-free, non-GMO recipes from his wildly popular fitness program, DDPY. Positively Unstoppable is your roadmap to getting “unstuck” and taking the steps needed to create a healthy, magnificent life.

  • Chris Powell s Choose More, Lose More for Life

    Chris Powell’s Choose More, Lose More for Life
    Chris Powell

    Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life!Each season, millions of viewers tune in to see Chris Powell lead extraordinary transformations on ABC's breakout hit reality-transformation show, Extreme Weight Loss. Now, building on the basic weight-loss philosophy introduced in his bestselling book Choose to Lose, Chris has created a transformation plan anyone can follow–one that recognizes that no weight-loss journey is the same, and that more options mean longer-lasting results. At the center of Chris Powell's Choose More, Lose More for Life is Chris's carb-cycling plan, which kicks your metabolism into full gear by alternating between low- and high-carb days. Never carb-cycled before? No problem. Powell provides all the information you need to get started and see immediate results. Been carb-cycling but need to shake things up? This book provides four different cycles–Easy, Classic, Turbo, and Fit–to help you find a plan that fits you.Chris also understands that weight loss plateaus when we get bored. So in this book, he focuses on choices–including more than twenty new workouts called Nine-Minute Missions–that pack maximum results into minimal time. He also offers more delicious and easy recipes to keep you eating well, more tracking logs to keep you motivated, and more success stories to inspire you as you write your own–one that lasts for the rest of your life!"If you want results–if you want to lose that weight and transform your life ̄you need to stop thinking about it and get going! You hold in your hand the map to an incredible path to success, and I'll be right beside you 100 percent, cheering you all the way to your finish line. You're choosing to make a healthy change, and I'm choosing you. It's going to be a wonderful journey for both of us!"- Shape Your Body in Just Nine Minutes Each Day- Find a Carb Cycle That's Made for You- Build in Cheat Days to Enjoy Foods You Love – Eat Carbs to Lose Weight- Transform Your Body, One Success at a Time

  • Pilates For Dummies

    Pilates For Dummies
    Ellie Herman

    Once the secret fitness weapon of professional dancers, athletes, and movie stars, Pilates is sweeping the country with a vengeance. And if even half of what its many fans claim is true, then it’s easy to see why. Combining elements of yoga, dance, gymnastics, and boxing, along with many original movements, Pilates exercises build muscle tone, improve flexibility and balance, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, and repair past injuries. Most people who’ve done it, even for a short time, say they feel stronger and more energized, centered and physically confident than ever before. They also like having the flat tummies, tight buns, and long lean thighs of a dancer. Pilates For Dummies lets you get on board with the Pilates method , without the high cost of private instruction. Packed with step-by-step exercises, photos, and illustrations, it helps you develop your own Pilates fitness program to do at home or in the gym. Top Pilates trainer Ellie Herman shows you how to use eight basic Pi lates principles to get the most out of your mat-based routines and: Look and feel better than ever Get stronger, more flexible, in control and less prone to injury Target and tone problem areas Get movie star abs, buns, thighs and arms Repair chronic stress and sports injuries Calmly, clearly, and with quirky good humor, Ellie explores the origins and basic philosophy of the Pilates method, and helps you set realistic fitness goals and custom-tailor a program. She also covers: Basic, intermediate , and advanced mat exercises Using Pilates exercise equipment and accessories Targeting specific areas including the stomach, back, thighs, and chest Pilates for the pregnant and recently pregnant body Using Pilates to heal injuries, reform posture Ten simple ways to incorporate Pilates into your everyday life Combining Pilates with other forms of exercise, including yoga, swimming, aerobics, and more Why let the rich and famous have all the fun? Your complete, friendly, step-by-step guide, Pilates For Dummies shows how Pilates can offer a fitness program for the rest of us.

  • Complete Physique: The 12-Week Total Body Sculpting Program for Men and Women

    Complete Physique: The 12-Week Total Body Sculpting Program for Men and Women
    Hollis Lance Liebman

    Eat clean. Burn fat. Build lean muscle. The all-in-one 12-week guide to obtaining and maintaining the body you always wanted, from transformation specialist and author, Hollis Lance Liebman. Complete Physique redefines the body sculpting process, providing readers with the answers they need to get the best body they possibly can, while ensuring that readers maintain their gains. • PROGRESSIVE WORKOUTS. Complete Physique's workouts apply over 20 years of fitness expertise to create safe, effective and innovative ways to energize your workout and improve your gains. • DIET AND NUTRITION TIPS. Includes plant-based vegan-friendly alternatives that support your body while you concentrate on getting fit, burning fat and building lean muscle. • SUPPLEMENTATION INFORMATION. Includes up-to-date advice on how to incorporate supplements, and which supplements work best for your specific needs, based on years of experience. • ONLINE SUPPORT THROUGH GETFITNOW PLATFORM. Comprehensive online support via social media, community forums, and website featuring additional content such as exclusive exercise videos, nutritional tips, live updates from authors, and more. • THE COMPLETE APPROACH TO PHYSIQUE. Complete Physique addresses how to meet and conquer the numerous mental and emotional hurdles involved in finally getting the body you want. Complete Physique covers every aspect of whole body fitness, including peaking tips for getting yourself into top condition, how to burn fat while building lean muscle, and much more!

  • The Special Ops Workout: The Elite Exercise Program Inspired by the United States Special Operations Command

    The Special Ops Workout: The Elite Exercise Program Inspired by the United States Special Operations Command
    Mike Mejia, CSCS

    Due to recent events, all eyes have been on the American military, especially the elite Special Operations teams: Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, Navy SEALS, and Air Force Special Ops that truly are the best of the best in the military. These teams of specially trained warriors perform the most difficult, politically sensitive, and dangerous missions known to the US military. The Special Ops Workout: The Elite Exercise Program Inspired by the United States Special Operations Command gives an inside look at the intense physical preparation required to become part of one of these elite teams. The men of the Special Ops are in the best physical shape of their lives, and the combination of conditioning workouts, nutritional information, and inside looks into training and selection guidelines outlined in The Special Ops Workout show just how they get that way. Nationally known fitness expert Mike Mejia and former US Navy SEAL and fitness author Stewart Smith teamed up to give an insider's look into some of the toughest military training in the world. By focusing on the strength and endurance conditioning essential to success in Special Operations teams, these experts show how to use real Special Ops workouts to get in the best physical shape of your life. Whether your goal is to make it into the Special Forces, or just bring extra intensity into your regular workout routine, The Special Ops Workout is a resource that will add a powerful boost to any fitness regimen. The Special Ops Workout features: • A specially formulated 12-week total body conditioning workout • The Army Ranger and Green Beret 6-week workout • The Air Force PJ/CCT 6-week workout • The Navy SEAL 6-week workout • The ultimate in high-powered nutrition info • An insider's view of Special Ops training with our exclusive "Real Deal" insider tips